Press Releases

Mar 12: PLA Virtual Conference registration to close March 14

CHICAGO — Time is running out for interested participants to register for the Public Library Association's (PLA) 2018 Virtual Conference. The Virtual Conference is an opportunity for public library...

Mar 12: Polls now open in 2018 PLA Board Election

Voting Deadline: Wednesday, April 4

CHICAGO -- The voting period has begun in the Public Library Association's (PLA) 2018 Election. In the 2018 PLA Election six nominees, listed below, will stand for three positions on...

Mar 12: Share your expertise as an ACRL e-Learning presenter

CHICAGO – The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) invites proposal submissions for the association’s e-Learning program. Submit a proposal for a webcast or online course and share your knowledge and...

Mar 12: YALSA announces 2018 Teen Read Week™ theme

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), will feature “It’s Written in the Stars…READ” as the theme for this year’s Teen Read Week celebration, which will take place October 7-...

Mar 09: Call for Proposals for 2018 ALA Annual Conference Conversation Starters & Ignite Sessions

CHICAGO -- 2018 ALA Annual Conference attendees have the chance to inspire colleagues and move the needle forward for the profession in 45-minute Conversation Starters and five-minute Ignite sessions. Proposals are being accepted through March 30th, 2018. Find out more about these opportunities...

Mar 09: Nutefall receives 2018 ACRL Instruction Section Ilene F. Rockman Publication of the Year Award

CHICAGO – Jennifer E. Nutefall, university librarian at Santa Clara University, has been chosen as the winner of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Instruction Section (IS) Ilene F. Rockman Publication of the Year Award as editor of the book “Service Learning, Information...

Mar 08: ALA and AASL release joint statement on Florida Senate Bill 7026

CHICAGO – American Library Association (ALA) President Jim Neal and American Association of School Librarians (AASL) Steven Yates released the following joint statement in response to legislation that will allow for the arming of school librarians in Florida schools. Senate Bill 7026 would...

Mar 08: Jay Bansbach wins a year of free AASL membership

CHICAGO – By sharing the wealth of AASL membership with a colleague, Jay Bansbach has won a free year of AASL membership. Bansbach's name was drawn as a monthly winner of the American Association of School Librarians’ (AASL) Share the Wealth Campaign. By referring Val Emrich to AASL, Bansbach ...

Mar 08: LITA Announces Inaugural Excellence in Children's and Young Adult Science Fiction Notable Lists

The Library and Information Technology Association released its first Excellence in Children's and Young Adult Science Fiction Notable Lists at the American Library Association's Midwinter Meeting in Denver. The annotated Lists are...

Mar 08: Scherlen named 2018 Marta Lange/SAGE-CQ Press Award winner

CHICAGO – Allan Scherlen, professor and social sciences librarian at Appalachian State University, has been awarded the 2018 Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Politics, Policy, and International Relations Section (PPIRS) Marta Lange/SAGE-CQ Press Award. The award, established...

Mar 08: New iteration: New on the Job eCourse/e-book bundle

Chicago—ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions announces a new iteration of our popular eCourse, New on the Job. Hilda Weisburg will serve as the instructor for a 6-week facilitated eCourse starting on Monday, June 4,...

Mar 07: Lindsey Whittington Receives Immroth Award

The ALA Intellectual Freedom Round Table (IFRT) Immroth Awards Committee is pleased to announce Lindsey Whittington as ALA’s recipient for this year’s John Phillip Immroth Memorial Award, which honors...

Mar 07: M. Kathleen Kern Named Reference and User Services Quarterly Journal Editor

CHICAGO - M. Kathleen Kern has been appointed incoming editor of RUSA's Reference and User Services Quarterly (RUSQ) journal. Kathleen began as editor-designate in early February and will assume the position of editor on July 1, 2018.

“Kathleen is a fine writer and has...

Mar 06: Michael Daria receives AASL Distinguished School Administrator Award

CHICAGO – Michael Daria, superintendent of Tuscaloosa City Schools (TCS), is the recipient of the 2018 American Association of School Librarians’ (AASL) Distinguished School Administrator Award. Sponsored by ProQuest, the $2,000 award recognizes and honors a school administrator who has made...

Mar 06: Twenty-five libraries selected for Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation Great Stories Club pilot program

CHICAGO — Twenty-five libraries have been selected to participate in the pilot phase of the Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation (TRHT) Great Stories Club, a thematic reading and discussion program series that will engage underserved teens through literature-based library outreach programs...

Mar 06: New session: Developing Effective Community Partnerships Workshop

CHICAGO—ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions announces a new session of our popular workshop, Developing Effective Community Partnerships with Paul Signorelli and Andrew Sanderbeck. This...

Mar 06: New workshop: Transforming the Library with User Experience

CHICAGO—ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions announces an exciting new workshop, Transforming the Library with User Experience with Amy Deschenes. This workshop will last 90 minutes and take place at 2...

Mar 06: Bucks County Community College wins ACRL CJCLS EBSCO Community College Learning Resources Award

CHICAGO – The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL), is pleased to announce that Bucks County Community College has been chosen to receive the 2018 Community and Junior College Libraries Section (CJCLS) EBSCO Community College Learning Resources Award for its Learning Resources...

Mar 06: AASL seeks bloggers for Knowledge Quest

CHICAGO – The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) seeks bloggers for its Knowledge Quest website: knowledgequest.aasl.org. To apply to become a KQ blogger for 2018-2019, please visit...

Mar 06: Watanabe chosen as YALSA’s 2018 Board Fellow

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), has chosen Josie Watanabe, Formal Learning Librarian at the Seattle (Washington) Public Library as their 2018 Board Fellow. Watanabe will start her term as...

Mar 06: Application now open for AASL Standards Implementation Grant

CHICAGO – The application for the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) Past-Presidents Planning Grant for National School Library Standards is now open. Three grants in the amount of $2,500 each will be awarded to...

Mar 05: New session: Using Change Management to Transform Your Library Workshop

CHICAGO—ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions announces a new session of our popular workshop, Using Change Management to Transform Your Library with Catherine Soehner. This workshop will last...

Mar 05: Culinary Historian Michael W. Twitty to serve as 2018 Preservation Week® Honorary Chair

CHICAGO – Food writer, independent scholar, culinary historian and historical interpreter Michael W. Twitty will join the Association for Library Collections &Technical Services (ALCTS), a division of the American Library Association, to pass on his knowledge of family history and cooking...

Mar 05: Nominations open for 2018 David Cohen/EMIERT Multicultural Award

CHICAGO - The Ethnic & Multicultural Information Exchange Round Table (EMIERT) of the American Library Association seeks nominations for the 2018 David Cohen/EMIERT Multicultural Award. 

The David Cohen/EMIERT Multicultural Award recognizes recent articles that include significant new...

Mar 05: Your guide to the 2018 ALA elections

As the American Library Association (ALA) gears up for its 2018 elections, an electronic election guide is once again available to help inform members about the candidates and the election process. “Your Guide to the 2018 ALA Elections” contains general information about the ALA presidency,...

Mar 02: COSWL Celebrates National Women’s History Month

During the entire month of March, the ALA Committee on the Status of Women in Librarianship (COSWL) will recognize and celebrate women’s achievements with National Women’s History Month.

 

National...

Mar 02: Nancy E. Kraft receives Banks Harris Preservation Award

CHICAGO—Nancy E. Kraft is the recipient of the 2018 Paul Banks and Carolyn Harris Preservation Award. This award is given annually by the Preservation and Reformatting Section (PARS) of the Association for Library Collections & Technical...

Mar 01: Teach for ASCLA - Seeking Subject Matter Experts

CHICAGO - ASCLA invites experienced librarians and subject matter experts to submit proposals for webinars and online courses to...